Azerbaijani FM: Armenia implemented a policy of illegal settlement in Azerbaijan's occupied territories

Azerbaijani FM: Armenia implemented a policy of illegal settlement in Azerbaijan
# 25 September 2022 01:39 (UTC +04:00)

“Within almost 30 years, Armenia, having committed ethnic cleansing, carried out illegal settlement policy by transferring Armenians en masse from Armenia and third countries to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in a blatant violation of international humanitarian law, with the aim of preventing Azerbaijanis from return to their places of origin, and securing the annexation of these territories,” said Jeyhun Bayramov, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, during his speech at the general discussions of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, APA reports.

The minister noted that conflict resolution efforts under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe yielded no results.

Almost 30 years on, in autumn 2020, Azerbaijan, in response to yet another large-scale military provocation of Armenia and guided by the inherent rights conferred upon the Member States by the UN Charter, launched a counter-offensive operation. As a result, Azerbaijan has liberated its territories and three-decades-old armed conflict has been resolved by military and political means in line with the Trilateral Statement signed by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia on November 10, 2020.